Stetson University Civil Rights Corporate Ethics & Mission Statement Questions

QUESTION 1

  1. Research finds that discrimination can only be a subtle factor and occurs only in working relationships but not in hiring, promotions, and layoff decisions.
     True False

1 points 

QUESTION 2

  1. Organization cultures vary widely, even within the same industry.
     True False

1 points 

QUESTION 3

  1. An employer cannot be held liable for an employee’s sexual harassment activities. True False

1 points 

QUESTION 4

  1. As a new ethics officer at ABC Trading, if Susan wants to assess the company’s credibility on ethics, she should compare the messages on the formal and informal communications systems. True False

1 points 

QUESTION 5

  1. Unethical leaders can just as negatively affect the culture of a company as ethical leaders can affect the ethical culture. True False

1 points 

QUESTION 6

  1. Which legislation specifically prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, sex, color, and national origin?
    The Rehabilitation act of 1973The ADE Act of 1967
    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964The ADA of 1990

2 points 

QUESTION 7

  1. Your friend recently discovered that he has HIV infection. He is worried about the discrimination at work. You should tell him that he is protected against discrimination under which of the following?
    The Rehabilitation actThe ADE ActTitle VI of the Civil Rights act
    The ADA of 1990

2 points 

QUESTION 8

  1. Which of the following is false?Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexually oriented behavior that makes someone feel uncomfortable.Sexual harassment is objective.Sexual harassment is determined from the point of view of a “reasonable” person regardless of the harasser’s intentions.Sexual harassment generally involves issues of power and not romance.

2 points 

QUESTION 9

  1. Which term defines a body of learned beliefs, traditions, and guides for behavior shared among members of a group?
    Culture
    EthicsNorms
    Rituals

2 points 

QUESTION 10

  1. Which of these is NOT a part of informal system in an organization?
    NormsRitualsLanguageDecision processes

2 points 

QUESTION 11

  1. According to the Executive Ethical Leadership Reputation Matrix, ___________ is an executive characterized as a weak “moral person” and a strong “moral manager.”Unethical leaderEthical leader
    Ethically neutral leaderHypocritical leader

2 points 

QUESTION 12

  1. ___________ are symbolic figures who set standards of performance by modeling certain behaviors, and they can be the organization’s formal leaders.Heroes
    First-line managersLarge investors in an organizationHypocritical leader

2 points 

QUESTION 13

  1. The 1991 U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines called for the assignment of specific high‐level individuals with responsibility to oversee legal compliance standards. This requirement led to the development of a brand new role that of the _____.chief executive officerchief information officercorporate ethics officercorporate arbitrator

2 points 

QUESTION 14

  1. When designing ethics communication for a typical employee population, organizations need to consider all of the following kinds of people described using military jargon EXCEPT:
    Generals
    Loose cannonsGood soldiersGrenades

2 points 

QUESTION 15

  1. When communicating policies:It is important to use legalese to demonstrate the formality of the document.
    Eliminate the legalese and tell employees what the policy means.Policies should be alphabetized to communicate that all policies are important.
    Include policies from all departments so the manual is standardized.

QUESTION 16

  1. Matching: Fill in the blank with a letter from the list below. (2 pts. Each)Reference 1-5: Matching Ethical Type to ExampleA) People issueB) Conflict of interestC) Customer confidence issueD) Use of corporate resources

     – A. B. C. D. E. Discriminating against an employee. – A. B. C. D. E. Providing a personal reference on corporate letterhead. – A. B. C. D. E. Honestly representing a product in a sales pitch. – A. B. C. D. E. Sending personal mail through the company mail room. – A. B. C. D. E. Accepting a bribe.
    A.AB.DC.CD.DE.B

10 points 

QUESTION 17

  1. You are a top executive charged with developing a plan for the company’s formal communication of ethics. Briefly describe three communication channels.

QUESTION 18

  1. What is an appropriate “gift” to accept from a vendor?
  2. QUESTION 19
    1. What is whistleblower in a business situation and provide an example?
    2. QUESTION 20
      1. List financial fraud details from the Wells Fargo Case (CID Article).
      2. QUESTION 21
        1. Describe the differences between a mission statement, values statement, and policy statement.
        2. QUESTION 22
          1. Essay Questions: Choose one essay from the list below. Essay #2 will have the same list of questions to choose from so make sure #1 and #2 are different essay choices. Use 5-7 complete sentences for the essay. (25 points each)
            1. Describe the steps to blow the whistle referenced in Trevino and the impact whistleblowing has on a company.
            2. According to the CID article about “Tainted Seafood,” what is the ethical dilemma and how would you recommend remedying the problems?
            3. Briefly describe four ways in which diffusion of responsibility occurs in an organization.
            4. Compare and contrast weak vs. strong organizational culture and describe how a company could reach socialization or enculturation.
            5. From the CID article about “400 Factory Deaths,” who should take responsibility for the incident (government or companies)?
            6. Would you encourage other companies to enact a policy similar to Starbucks and how would your policy differ, if applicable (CID Article)?
            QUESTION 23
            1. Essay Questions: Choose one essay from the list below. Essay #2 should be a different choice from essay #1. (25 points each) Use 5-7 complete sentences for the essay.
              1. Describe the steps to blow the whistle referenced in Trevino and the impact whistleblowing has on a company.
              2. According to the CID article about “Tainted Seafood,” what is the ethical dilemma and how would you recommend remedying the problems?
              3. Briefly describe four ways in which diffusion of responsibility occurs in an organization.
              4. Compare and contrast weak vs. strong organizational culture and describe how a company could reach socialization or enculturation.
              5. From the CID article about “400 Factory Deaths,” who should take responsibility for the incident (government or companies)?
              6. Would you encourage other companies to enact a policy similar to Starbucks and how would your policy differ, if applicable (CID Article)?

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